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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


2015 – graduated vet school in Nepal

2015-2017- veterinary officer at the National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Centre (NZFHRC). Worked towards Rabies, One Health Asia program, national meat policies etc.

2017-2018 (Japan) – TPFAV Program by Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA). Trained towards molecular biology at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Tokyo.

2018-2019 (Nepal) –

Consultant - Rabies control program - Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART).

Elected as the executive member for the Nepal Veterinary Association (NVA)

Country lead - “0.30 Rabies Control Project” funded by Making More Health and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Founded (Director) - Center for One Health Research & Promotion- COHRP-Nepal

2019 (France) –internship (6 months) at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) at the Scientific Department for the project on the “International trade of insects and its impact towards animal health”

2019 (UK) – MPhil in Veterinary Science at the University of Cambridge




One Health, epidemiology, Rabies, Zoonoses, AMR

Interested in Zoonotic diseases, their epidemiology, transmission pattern and control.

The social practices and attitude of a community that aid towards the transmission of a disease.





Key publications: 
  1. Pant, D. K., Tenzin, T., Chand, R., Sharma, B. K., & Bist, P. R. (2017). Spatio-temporal epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in Nepal, 2007-2015. Plos One (12(7): e0180591).

2. Chand, R. (2015). Rabies awareness in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Australian Veterinary Journal , 93 (11), N18.Chand, R. (2015). Rabies awareness in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Australian Veterinary Journal , 93 (11), N18.

 Rakesh  Chand

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Person keywords: 
One Health